Arbys. We had the meats. pic.twitter.com/oWp6ZdjKda— ZΛY ⓥ (@Sekou_SZN) May 29, 2020
The day started looking at the destruction done in the Lake Street area of Minneapolis after 16 fires were started and business all the way to uptown were looted.
Morning after the protests and riots in Minneapolis of the police killing George Floyd. It’s eerie pic.twitter.com/UVF2ltmL7E— Max Nesterak (@maxnesterak) May 28, 2020 May 28, 2020
Later Thursday morning in St. Paul protesters took over businesses between University and Snelling. Looting and assault on police officers with rocks and other debris. There was a large standoff between protesters and police officers at the Midway Target location.
At Target on University Avenue in Saint Paul, a standoff. pic.twitter.com/0TMsHHPOEf— Matt McKinney (@_mattmckinney) May 28, 2020
Police asking people to not throw bottles or other projectiles pic.twitter.com/piR5sB51Ns— Ricardo Lopez (@rljourno) May 28, 2020 May 28, 2020
Later in the afternoon, downtown Minneapolis prepared for the night ahead. A peaceful protest was scheduled for 5 pm at the Hennepin County Government Center Plaza, but the area was preparing for violet protests also.
Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office deputies line up in front of the Hennepin County Government Center ahead of a protest scheduled for 5. pic.twitter.com/HouN0gYXTZ— Hannah Flood (@hannahfloodfox9) May 28, 2020 May 28, 2020
There was some promise to start the evening in Minneapolis with the peaceful protest at the Hennepin County Government Center Plaza.May 28, 2020
Very peaceful protest going on downtown right now. Crowd goes down the hill so you can’t see a lot of it from this pic. Woman was counting us we marched past and told @ChrissieTVoR that she was 2941, and I estimate we had 1/4 of the crowd behind us, so 4000? pic.twitter.com/710TuTxoDG— John Bonnes (@TwinsGeek) May 28, 2020
But then the situation start to deteriorate in downtown Minneapolis.May 29, 2020 May 29, 2020
Well THAT was uncalled for. pic.twitter.com/Qdu4LyrZ9U— Jennifer Brooks (@stribrooks) May 29, 2020
And then Minneapolis Police gave up the third precinct building.
Here’s a look at that fire. Still gathering more info. pic.twitter.com/MYpkAWf8XI— Seth Kaplan (@Seth_Kaplan) May 29, 2020
This week was different. Something broke, perhaps permanently.More Americans died in a shorter time than ever in our lifetimes, leaders shrug, a president’s madness grows, cities burn. So much. https://t.co/qwceJ88wXl#Minneapolisprotests #BlackLivesMater #GeorgeFloydprotest pic.twitter.com/l2S6SSKJXn— Robert De Niro ᵖᵃʳᵒᵈʸ (@RobertDeNiroUS) May 29, 2020 May 29, 2020 May 29, 2020
After that happened, looting became more widespread from downtown Minneapolis to St. Paul.
The crowd somehow got ahold of a couple of U.S. Postal Service vans. They flipped this one onto its roof in the intersection in front of the precinct and set it on fire. pic.twitter.com/Rj6P9KuFvl— Nick Woltman (@nickwoltman) May 29, 2020 May 29, 2020 May 29, 2020
You can see looters got into Burlington at Northtown Mall. No looters around, police guarding entrances pic.twitter.com/fupNlNXJ53— Erin Hassanzadeh WCCO (@erinreportsTV) May 29, 2020
The Arby’s on Lake Street is toast. pic.twitter.com/CtV3MicXqp— Nick Woltman (@nickwoltman) May 29, 2020
Current view from Hwy 55 bridge looking down towards 3rd Precinct police hqtrs & Target store on East Lake. Fires seemingly in every direction. #minneapolisriots #GeorgeFloydprotest @FOX9 pic.twitter.com/uj4eADe3fw— Paul Blume (@PaulBlume_FOX9) May 29, 2020